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To celebrate 2021 Earth Day Grade 5 and 6 students from Fernie’s École Isabella Dicken Elementary School displayed upcycled creations for their school to see. These students were challenged to create something new from items headed to the trash or recycling through Beyond Recycling’s Trash to Treasure challenge.

Students created some amazing things. We had recycled one string guitars and drums, a trampoline from old tires tubes, woven rugs and saddles pads from plastic bags, a blanket from old t-shirts, recycled paper “bean bag” chair, wind chimes from old bike parts, plant holders, a sundial, fishing hooks made from pop cans, a bench, a bookshelf, a bike rack, a coat rack, trampoline skis, pencil holders, candy dispensers, a milk jug garden and so much more.

Beyond Recycling is a Wildsight program that aims to equip students with the knowledge they need to make important decisions for our planet. Beyond Recycling asks students to look critically at how our planet is impacted by our lifestyles.

Trash to Treasure is one way to put our learning into action by taking something old or used and making it new again.

To learn more about Beyond Recycling, visit

This program is generously supported by the Columbia Basin Trust, the CSRD, NSERC, the Province of British Columbia, the RDCK, the RDFFG, and TD Friends of the Environment.

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